Due to an unspecified upper-body injury, Mika Zibanejad departed Sunday's intra-team scrimmage and did not return for the rest of practice.
based on numerous reports that emerged from the MSG Training Center.
The Rangers' No. 1 center was listed as "day-to-day," according to a team spokesperson.
Although it is unknown how long Zibanejad will be out, it is safe to assume that the Rangers will take extra precautions with the 30-year-old.
Over the past three seasons, Zibanejad has only missed one regular-season game, and it wasn't due to an injury.
In order to prepare for the playoffs, the Rangers rested Zibanejad toward the end of the 2021–22 campaign.
The last several seasons have been lucky for the Rangers in terms of injuries.
However, Zibanejad's injury serves as a reminder of how little depth there is in some positions in the lineup.
If it is a serious injury, Zibanejad will have time to recover as the Rangers' season opener in Buffalo is still about three weeks away.